Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order

 
 
 

Northern Red Currant vs Snowball Viburnum

Ribes triste

Viburnum opulus roseum

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: later this season)

no image
Snowball Viburnum

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

Snowball Viburnum is a popular ornamental shrub with prolific flowering. This plant is prized for its round clusters of white flowers that resemble snowballs, delighting children and adults. In fall, its leaves turn vibrant shades of red. Snowball Viburnum is sought after as a single accent shrub, but can also make a dense hedge or privacy screen.

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

SNOWBALL VIBURNUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: purplish-red
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Berries: red to dark purple berries
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Flowers: white
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Bark: gold to gray
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: swamp red currant
Other Names: european cranberrybush, guelder rose, snowball bush, snowball tree


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no